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mope

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mope

  1. 1 to move or act slowly <we were in a rush, and the Sunday driver in front of us was just moping along> Synonyms crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, diddle, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag (also lallygag), delay, poke, shilly-shally, tarryRelated Words fiddle (around), fool around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; amble, ease, inch, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stagger, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up); filibuster, procrastinate, stall, temporizeNear Antonyms bowl, breeze, dart, hump, hurtle, hustle, scramble, stampede; gallop, jog, run, sprint, trot; accelerate, quicken, speed (up); catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtakeAntonyms barrel, bolt, career, course, dash, fly, hasten, hotfoot (it), hurry, race, rip, rocket, run, rush, scoot, scud, scurry, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, whiz (or whizz), zip

  2. 2 to silently go about in a bad mood <she's been moping all weekend because her boyfriend hasn't called even once> Synonyms grump, sulk, poutRelated Words brood, dwell (on), mull (over), muse (over), ponder; frown, glower, lower (also lour), scowl; carry on, take on; pet




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